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National Daily Weather Summary

Records set | Charts | Cities | Hottest | Coldest | Rain, sun & wind | Downpours & gales
State extremes | Noteworthy weather | Capital Cities | Regional Cities | Alpine Stations
Charts and data courtesy Bureau of Meteorology. MTSAT-1R operated by JMA
Noteworthy weather today
significant newsworthy major

AUS: Widespread heat continues and intensifies in SE WA

As the maps at right show, hot conditions continued over a large part of the continent today with southeastern WA again entering record-breaking territory as air circulating around the high over VIC swung hot, dry northerlies over the region. Norseman recorded its hottest April day in 48 years with a top of 37.0 while Warburton's high of 39.2 knocked up the record set there on 1 April this year by a further 0.2°. Eyre's top of 39.1 was 15.3 above average. Scattered thunderstorms in the WA Goldfields gave falls up to 15mm and a wind gust of 87km/h at Kalgoorlie/Boulder Airport. In SA, the Country Fire Service has extended the fire danger season in most of the south of the state until the end of April because of the continued hot, dry conditions.

QLD: Torrential rain on far northern CYP

An upper circulation off Cape York Peninsula coupled with very high moisture levels produced torrential rain around Thursday Island overnight. Horn Island, 8km east of Thursday Island, recorded 81mm between 3 and 6am for a 24-hour to 9am total of 139.8. Bamaga on the nearby mainland registered a 24-hour fall of 173.0mm while Thursday Island itself recorded 105.4mm.


Records set or equalled today

These records are as received at 1728 EST on 10/02/2006. Help in interpreting these statistics and information on quality control is here.

District Site Today Previous monthly record Previous all time record
if equalled or broken
Comments
Reading Reading Date Years Reading Date Years
Highest minimum temperature

NSW

Goulburn/Monaro

070330

GOULBURN AIRPORT AWS

14.2

14.1

05/04/2000

12

Highest maximum temperature

WA

Eucla

011019

EYRE

39.1

38.4

09/04/1985

19

WA

Goldfields

012065

NORSEMAN

37.0

36.8

04/04/1978

49

WA

Goldfields

012305

LAVERTON AERO

37.2

36.9

08/04/2005

11

Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Interior

013011

WARBURTON AIRFIELD

39.2

39.0

01/04/2005

15

Previous record set earlier this month.

WA

Interior

013015

CARNEGIE

40.5

38.3

09/04/1991

17

Highest wind gust (km/h)

NT

Roper-McArthur

014703

CENTRE ISLAND

81

78.0

12/04/1992

17


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Summary of observations

For notes on how to interpret the data and quality control issues, see Daily Weather Summary Help.
**S** and **W** precede data flagged by the Bureau as suspicious or wrong
Data is as received at 20:33EST, 14/05/2012.

Major centres
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km (24-hour average km/h) Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
GERALDTON AIRPORT 24.7 -2.9 16.7 +1.3 14.7 0.0 4.0 -- 347 (14.5) 45/16
PERTH AIRPORT 24.5 -1.0 10.1 -2.8 9.1 0.0 4.0 9.1 237 ( 9.9) 43/11
ALBANY AIRPORT 23.6 +1.8 10.7 -0.9 8.7 0.2 3.6 7.1 206 ( 8.6) 59/16
BUNBURY 22.3 -1.8 10.1 -1.4 -- 0.0 -- -- 137 ( 5.7) 41/08
MANDURAH 23.0 -- 14.8 -- -- 0.0 -- -- 193 ( 8.0) 44/16
DARWIN AIRPORT 34.4 +1.7 23.2 -0.8 24.0 21.4 7.2 4.9 -- --
ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT 35.7 +7.5 19.2 +6.6 14.9 0.0 11.6 11.3 375 (15.6) 58/11
WHYALLA AERO 28.0 +4.4 11.0 -0.6 -- 0.0 3.4 -- 297 (12.4) 28/17
ADELAIDE (KENT TOWN) 30.0 +7.4 14.5 +2.1 8.5 0.0 4.0 10.5 230 ( 9.6) 28/10
MOUNT GAMBIER AERO 22.5 +3.1 5.1 -3.6 2.9 0.0 2.2 9.7 171 ( 7.1) 32/09
MOUNT ISA AERO 35.8 +3.9 20.4 +1.9 18.6 0.0 10.4 11.0 333 (13.9) 45/12
CAIRNS AERO 29.0 -0.2 23.0 +1.4 21.8 15.6 3.8 6.6 519 (21.6) 50/14
TOWNSVILLE AERO 30.4 +0.8 20.5 0.0 17.5 3.8 3.8 7.1 442 (18.4) 55/14
MACKAY MO 26.8 +0.1 21.4 +1.3 -- 0.0 -- 6.4 671 (28.0) 52/22
ROCKHAMPTON AERO 29.1 +0.3 18.7 +0.9 16.5 0.0 5.4 -- 324 (13.5) 35/09
BUNDABERG AERO 26.9 -0.5 17.9 +0.4 -- 0.2 5.8 -- 432 (18.0) 43/13
NAMBOUR DPI 24.7 -1.4 16.5 +1.1 -- 0.8 1.4 -- -- --
COOLANGATTA AIRPORT 26.4 +1.1 17.7 +0.7 -- 0.6 -- -- 309 (12.9) 43/11
BRISBANE AERO 25.9 -0.1 15.6 -0.6 15.6 1.8 4.2 5.1 277 (11.5) 45/16
TOOWOOMBA AIRPORT 24.4 +1.0 15.0 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 587 (24.5) 48/01
GUNNEDAH SCS 29.6 +4.5 19.8 +7.0 14.1 0.0 6.0 -- 183 ( 7.6) --
COFFS HARBOUR MO 24.4 +0.4 15.0 -0.2 12.5 0.0 3.8 8.0 241 (10.0) 22/23
PORT MACQUARIE AIRPORT AWS 25.9 +1.9 13.4 -0.3 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
WILLIAMTOWN RAAF 23.9 +0.3 17.0 +3.8 15.3 0.8 4.8 5.1 225 ( 9.4) 39/11
GOSFORD (NARARA RESEARCH STATION) AWS 23.3 -0.3 19.2 +7.3 18.8 1.2 -- -- 129 ( 5.4) 28/11
ORANGE AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE 24.5 +6.0 11.0 +3.8 8.5 0.4 3.6 8.2 -- --
DUBBO AIRPORT AWS 30.7 +6.2 16.5 +6.4 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
SYDNEY AIRPORT AMO 23.7 +0.8 19.4 +5.3 18.9 4.6 2.4 4.8 461 (19.2) 37/07
RICHMOND RAAF 25.0 +1.1 17.5 +6.2 -- 5.2 -- -- 134 ( 5.6) 31/15
BELLAMBI AWS 20.7 -1.4 17.9 +2.5 -- 6.6 -- -- 314 (13.1) 34/11
CANBERRA AIRPORT 23.1 +3.1 15.2 +8.5 12.6 0.0 7.4 6.1 328 (13.7) 32/13
WAGGA WAGGA AMO 29.4 +6.9 12.1 +3.0 10.0 0.0 4.0 10.5 203 ( 8.5) 37/11
ALBURY AIRPORT AWS 27.3 +4.9 11.3 +3.3 -- 0.2 -- -- -- --
MILDURA AIRPORT 27.7 +4.2 10.2 +0.1 7.9 0.0 6.0 10.8 286 (11.9) 24/14
TATURA INST SUSTAINABLE AG 25.9 +4.3 9.0 +0.8 10.4 0.0 5.4 -- 337 (14.0) 24/08
BENDIGO AIRPORT 24.9 +3.7 9.3 +1.9 -- 0.0 -- -- 354 (14.8) 30/08
MELBOURNE REGIONAL OFFICE 22.7 +2.4 10.8 0.0 8.7 0.0 2.8 -- 147 ( 6.1) 21/10
GEELONG AIRPORT 20.4 +0.4 9.2 -0.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 162 ( 6.8) 32/16
BALLARAT AERODROME 21.1 +3.5 9.1 +1.7 -- 0.0 -- -- 491 (20.5) 50/08
LAUNCESTON (TI TREE BEND) 22.6 +3.7 6.4 -1.1 -- 0.0 -- -- 186 ( 7.8) 28/16
HOBART AIRPORT 20.6 +2.5 11.4 +2.7 6.3 0.0 1.8 9.1 468 (19.5) 37/01
Max
° C
+/- norm
° C
Min
° C
+/- norm
° C
Grass Min
° C
Rain to 9am mm Evaporation to 9am mm Sunshine hours Wind Run to 9am km Maximum Gust km/h / hour of occurrence
Hottest
Highest maximum temperature>Greatest variation above normal maximum Highest minimum temperatureGreatest variation above normal minimum

41.9 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
41.7 MARBLE BAR COMPARISON E Pilbara WA
41.4 PANNAWONICA W Pilbara WA
41.1 TELFER AERO Interior WA
41.0 ONSLOW AIRPORT W Pilbara WA

+15.1 : 39.1 EYRE Eucla WA
+13.1 : 38.0 BALLADONIA Eucla WA
+12.8 : 37.7 NORSEMAN AERO Goldfields WA
+12.5 : 36.1 EUCLA Eucla WA
+12.5 : 37.0 NORSEMAN Goldfields WA

29.0 WITTENOOM W Pilbara WA
29.0 TROUGHTON ISLAND N Kimberley WA
28.9 BROOME AIRPORT W Kimberley WA
28.6 MARBLE BAR E Pilbara WA
28.3 MCCLUER ISLAND N Rivers NT
28.3 SWEERS ISLAND Gulf Country QLD

+10.9 : 14.9 COOMA VISITORS CENTRE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
+9.8 : 23.2 CURTIN SPRINGS N Plateau NT
+9.8 : 23.4 MARLA POLICE STATION NW Pastoral SA
+9.8 : 24.8 WARBURTON AIRFIELD Interior WA
+9.6 : 13.0 COOMA AIRPORT AWS Goulburn/Monaro NSW

Coldest
Lowest maximum temperatureGreatest variation below normal maximum Lowest minimum temperatureGreatest variation below normal minimum

11.3 MOUNT READ W Coast TAS
12.0 MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
14.5 THREDBO AWS Snowy Mtns NSW
14.6 MT HOTHAM Upper NE VIC
14.6 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS

-3.2 : 18.9 BEGA AWS South Coast NSW
-2.9 : 24.7 GERALDTON AIRPORT Central West WA
-2.8 : 28.3 COCONUT ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
-2.8 : 24.4 TOOLARA (KELLY) Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
-2.8 : 21.0 JARRAHWOOD Lower West WA

-1.5 CHARLOTTE PASS (KOSCIUSKO CHALET) Snowy Mtns NSW
0.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
1.0 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
2.0 LIAWENEE Central Plateau TAS
3.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA
3.0 NHILL Wimmera N VIC

-6.4 : 0.0 TIDBINBILLA NATURE RESERVE Goulburn/Monaro NSW
-5.7 : 1.0 HORSHAM AERODROME Wimmera S VIC
-5.1 : 3.0 NHILL Wimmera N VIC
-5.1 : 3.2 HORSHAM (POLKEMMET) Wimmera S VIC
-4.6 : 6.1 MENINGIE Murray Valley SA
-4.6 : 3.0 NARACOORTE AERODROME Lower SE SA

Wettest
Sunniest & dullest
Windiest
Highest gusts
Todays highest rainfall totals for the 24 hours to 9am. It includes the top 5 totals nationally followed by all reported falls of 50mm or more.
Highest and lowest recordings of hours of sunshine for the 24 hours to midnight.
Highest wind run totals in kilometres for the 24 hours to 9am (average speed in brackets). All reported runs > =25km/h are shown.
Highest wind gusts in km/h for the 24 hours to midnight followed by the hour in which it occurred. All stations with gusts > 89km/h are shown.
173.0 BAMAGA N Peninsula QLD
139.8 HORN ISLAND N Peninsula QLD
105.4 THURSDAY ISLAND TOWNSHIP N Peninsula QLD
88.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK N Peninsula QLD
75.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN N Coast--Barron QLD

QUEENSLAND
N Peninsula
173.0 BAMAGA
139.8 HORN ISLAND
105.4 THURSDAY ISLAND TOWNSHIP
88.0 HEATHLANDS NATIONAL PARK
N Coast--Barron
75.0 BELLENDEN KER TOP STN
60.0 TOPAZ
53.0 TOPAZ ALERT
N Coast--Herbert
69.8 RUSSELL RIVER
52.0 TUNG OIL TM
52.0 UTCHEE CREEK
51.0 TUNG OIL ALERT

ISLANDS
Islands
53.0 CAPE WESSEL

11.5 LOXTON RESEARCH CENTRE Murray Valley SA
11.3 ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT N Plateau NT
11.0 MOUNT ISA AERO Gulf Country QLD
10.8 ADELAIDE AIRPORT Adelaide/Lofty SA
10.8 MILDURA AIRPORT Mallee N VIC

.....

4.6 WEIPA AERO N Peninsula QLD
4.3 GOVE AIRPORT N Rivers NT
1.6 STRATHGORDON VILLAGE W Coast TAS
0.0 LARRIMAH N Rivers NT
0.0 KAIRI RESEARCH STATION N Coast--Barron QLD

1377 (57.4) MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
1107 (46.1) MOUNT WELLINGTON Southeast TAS
1083 (45.1) GREEN ISLAND N Coast--Barron QLD
997 (41.5) HAMILTON ISLAND AIRPORT Central Coast E QLD
950 (39.6) WILLIS ISLAND COMPARISON Islands ISL
880 (36.7) RUNDLE ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
864 (36.0) HARTZ MOUNTAIN (KEOGHS PIMPLE) Southeast TAS
842 (35.1) LOW ISLES LIGHTHOUSE N Coast--Barron QLD
814 (33.9) CAPE FLATTERY N Coast--Barron QLD
793 (33.0) MIDDLE PERCY ISLAND Islands ISL
776 (32.3) FLINDERS ISLAND AIRPORT Flinders Is/Bass St TAS
757 (31.5) LADY ELLIOT ISLAND Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
750 (31.3) SCOTTS PEAK DAM W Coast TAS
741 (30.9) LOW HEAD N Coast TAS
719 (30.0) HERON ISLAND RES STN Wide Bay/Burnett QLD
688 (28.7) CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
671 (28.0) MACKAY M.O Central Coast E QLD
671 (28.0) DOUBLE ISLAND POINT LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
668 (27.8) HOGAN ISLAND Islands ISL
629 (26.2) CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD
106/12 MAATSUYKER ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE Southeast TAS
87/13 KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT Goldfields WA
81/11 CENTRE ISLAND N Rivers NT
76/11 CAPE LEEUWIN Lower West WA
72/22 CAPE MORETON LIGHTHOUSE Brisbane/SE Coast QLD

Downpours Gales & Gusts
High rainfall for periods of 6 hours or less. Highest wind gusts above 89km/h (storm force) or mean wind above 62km/h (gale force). Wind direction and mean windspeed shown in brackets.
NORTHERN TERRITORY
    N Rivers
DARWIN AIRPORT
21.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 7.0mm/h
MIDDLE POINT AWS
6.2mm in 17 min to 00:50 21.9mm/h
POINT STUART AWS
14.6mm in 52 min to 21:18 16.8mm/h
24.6mm in 14 min to 21:32 105.4mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 22:30 14.7mm/h
44.0mm in 3 hr to 23:30 14.7mm/h
DUM IN MIRRIE AWS
17.2mm in 1 hr to 00:30 17.2mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
20.4mm in 1 hr to 20:30 20.4mm/h
38.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 12.7mm/h
17.4mm in 1 hr to 21:30 17.4mm/h
MANINGRIDA
32.0mm in 6 hr to 15:00 5.3mm/h
MANINGRIDA AERO
20.0mm in 10 min to 14:30 120.0mm/h
20.2mm in 1 hr to 14:30 20.2mm/h
33.0mm in 3 hr to 15:00 11.0mm/h
13.2mm in 1 hr to 15:30 13.2mm/h
BULMAN AWS
15.0mm in 3 hr to 18:00 5.0mm/h
QUEENSLAND
    N Peninsula
HORN ISLAND
17.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 5.7mm/h
41.4mm in 1 hr 5 min to 04:00 38.2mm/h
22.2mm in 1 hr to 05:00 22.2mm/h
22.0mm in 1 hr to 06:00 22.0mm/h
81.0mm in 3 hr to 06:00 27.0mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 09:00 5.3mm/h
12.0mm in 1 hr to 20:00 12.0mm/h
17.0mm in 3 hr to 21:00 5.7mm/h
ISLANDS
    Islands
POINT FAWCETT
8.0mm in 5 min to 02:31 96.0mm/h
18.4mm in 25 min to 02:56 44.2mm/h
26.0mm in 3 hr to 03:00 8.7mm/h
CAPE WESSEL
22.0mm in 3 hr to 00:30 7.3mm/h
16.0mm in 3 hr to 01:30 5.3mm/h

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
    Goldfields
KALGOORLIE-BOULDER AIRPORT : 87(270/ 65 ) at 13:55